Data CenterModine to Open Additional UK Facility to Meet Data Center Market Demand

Modine (NYSE: MOD), a diversified leader in thermal management technologies and solutions, announced the purchase of a 14.6 acre manufacturing site in Bradford, UK, to support increased production of Airedale by Modine™ precision cooling equipment used in the data center industry. The purchase follows recent expansion in Calgary, Canada, to manufacture cooling equipment for hyperscale customers in North America, and a new facility in Allen, Texas, to develop liquid immersion cooling technologies.

“We are excited to expand our manufacturing operations in the UK to serve our key customers in Europe and beyond,” said Adrian Trevelyan, Managing Director, Data Centers, EMEA. “The market for data center cooling equipment is experiencing rapid growth. Having available plant capacity is crucial as data center operators look to secure production slots in advance to support their growth. We are pleased with the positive signals from our customers about our expanded capacity.”

The Bradford purchase includes 29,000m2  (312,000ft2) of existing manufacturing space that will be used for manufacturing and testing computer room air handlers and fan walls, as well as offices and warehouses. The first Airedale by Modine units are expected out of Bradford by the end of 2024. The existing facility in Leeds, UK, will focus on chiller production. Between the two sites, overall production capability is expected to increase 150%.

In addition to increased production capability, the development of a state-of-the-art, 2MW test center at Bradford will be a centerpiece of the new site. This investment in R&D will expand Airedale by Modine’s world-class testing capabilities and increase overall capacity for R&D testing and customer witness tests.

With the new site in Bradford, Airedale by Modine is able to serve global customers with precision cooling equipment, systems and technologies from Leeds and Consett in the UK; Rockbridge, VAGrenada, MS and Allen, TX, in the U.S.; Calgary, Canada; and GuadalajaraSpain.


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